Delivering emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict in Nigeria

Facts and figures for January to June 2017

12 September 2017
Delivering emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict in Nigeria
An ICRC staff member directs newly arrived IDPs before distributing food on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria. CC BY-NC-ND / Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin / ICRC

The armed conflict in north-east Nigeria continues to affect millions of people. More than five million in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states are in dire need of food, while two million have been displaced from their homes.

The situation is further compounded by the flow of returnees from neighbouring countries in the Lake Chad Basin who took refuge during the peak of the armed conflict.

The ICRC has been delivering emergency aid, as well as supporting health-care services and livelihoods, particularly in remote areas where few humanitarian organizations are able to operate. Together with Red Cross societies in the Lake Chad Basin, we continue to search for more than 10,000 people who have been separated from their families by conflict.

Highlights of our work in Nigeria between January and June 2017

398,000 people in the north-east and Middle Belt regions received food
 76,000 people received seeds, fertilizers, and tools to start farming
 26,000 people, including widows, received cash and basic training on small businesses
 255,000 patients attended 23 ICRC-supported primary health-care centres and 3 mobile clinics
 Improved sanitation and hygiene conditions for 106,000 displaced persons
 Provided access to clean water for 213,000 people

 

 For more information, read the full update of our work in Nigeria.

Nigeria Facts & Figures: January - June 2017